Archive for June 13th, 2008

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Jun
08

Gaza: a deepening gulf?

It’s been a year since Hamas took control of the Gaza strip, effectively splitting Palestine in half: Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank. We received this suggestion for Monday’s programme:

I’m from Gaza, and I have spent the last 8 years of my life in the West Bank city of Ramallah. My family still living in Gaza City, but I can’t imagine the life over there after all the internal fighting and the Israeli siege there.

Continue reading ‘Gaza: a deepening gulf?’

13
Jun
08

Ireland “No” vote – your best Limerick?

So Ireland has rejected the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. EU Treaties aren’t normally the inspiration for flights of poetry, but can you write a killer Limerick to sum up the moment? Is this a deserved slap in the face for Eurocrats who just don’t listen? Or is it Ireland – which has enjoyed a massive economic boom since joining the EU – that’s just given Europe an undeserved kick in the teeth?

Continue reading ‘Ireland “No” vote – your best Limerick?’

13
Jun
08

Euro 2008 – football fantasy or footie flop?

We’re almost a week into the European Championships being played in Austria and Switzerland. It’s one of the world’s biggest football tournaments, but is it living up to the hype? Continue reading ‘Euro 2008 – football fantasy or footie flop?’

13
Jun
08

On air: How bad does it have to get in Zimbabwe before the world acts?

We’ve looked at the issue of Zimbabwe once already this week, but after a series of reports coming out of Zimbabwe documenting the level of state sponsored murder, violence and intimidation against MDC supporters we are revisiting it on today’s programme. Continue reading ‘On air: How bad does it have to get in Zimbabwe before the world acts?’

13
Jun
08

14 at 14…

Ana is the daughter of one of our colleagues, Paula.  She’s 14 (Ana, not Paula) and is the News Editor of a paper her school produces once a year here in London.

Foolishly, Ana came to WHYS to ask for some advice and one of the things we suggested was a global conversation of 14 year olds, speaking to each other about what unites and interests them. 

Do you know of any in your country who’d be willing to have an e-mail exchange with some students here ?  If so, post here and i’ll ask Ana to contact you . I know you won’t let her down…. !

13
Jun
08

Death of the Lisbon Treaty?

Early indications on Friday say that Irish voters have rejected the European Union’s Lisbon treaty. Should the whole Lisbon process be stopped just because Ireland voted against it? Do you think Europe might be weakened if the treaty fails?
Continue reading ‘Death of the Lisbon Treaty?’

13
Jun
08

Talking points June 13

Goodmorning..It’s Karnie..

Thank you to Bob in Australia for looking after things overnight.

A couple of thoughts today…
We’ve covered this story more often than not..Zimbabwe..As the country waits for the next run off election, crackdown on opposition in Zimbabwe intensifies. Continue reading ‘Talking points June 13′




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